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. next week the president is going to be going to nevada to talk about immigration reform. i mean, do you think that we can get immigration reform in this country? i mean, are there going to be -- i don't think there is going to be 60 votes for the assault weapons ban. there is not going to be 60 votes for climate change. what about immigration reform? >> well, i think you're probably right. and what ends up happening is if you manage to cobble together some agreement, which does get you 60 votes, what you can be absolutely assured of is that that piece of legislation is going to be much, much more conservative, much less effective than it otherwise would have been. could we get 51 votes to create millions of jobs and rebuild the infrastructure? yeah, i think we can. can we get 51 votes to ask the wealthy and large corporations to help us with deficit reduction rather than cut social security and medicare? i think we can. but can we get 60 votes for those proposals? no, we can't. >> senator bernie sanders, good to have you with us this evening. thank you so much. >>> coming up, the republ
and brian sandoval in nevada. you have western states, growing states, you've got latino states. so i've got to say there is a political element. god bless her. it's good to pay attention to politics sometimes. arizona will be a blue state, and she is facing reality. she has a lot of uninsured employed people there. when we talk about this program, we're talking about the working poor, the working class who are working but cannot get insurance through their employer. latinos are more likely to be in that situation than a lot of others of us. and so she is seeing the truth. she is calling it a moral decision. and i'm happy for that. i think we'll see a few more governors before we're through. >> well, it's interesting. a favorite talking point by the republicans has been that government spending does not create jobs. and i think that jan brewer pretty much took care of that bullet point. what do you think? >> yeah, i was going to point that out. yes. she wants that $2 billion. it creates jobs. it's good for the state of arizona. she doesn't want it going somewhere else. they know that. they'r
leader harry reid recently told a local pbs station in nevada. "let's be realistic," he said. "in the senate we're going to do what we think can get through the house, and i'm not going to go through a bunch of gyrations just to say that we've done something. if we're really legislators, the purpose of it is to pass legislation." senator reid did not show the same kind of hesitation with another moral issue, relief for superstorm sandy. the relief package was passed by the senate even though house speaker john boehner hadn't brought it up for a vote. in fact, the senate passage helped to put pressure on the house. sandy relief passed in the house with a minority of republican votes and almost every democrat. speaker boehner would not have brought the bill to the floor if it hadn't already been passed in the senate. there was similar pressure with the fiscal cliff deal. it passed in the senate first. then boehner was forced to bring it to the floor for a vote and the house, even though only a minority of republicans supported it. today senator majority leader harry reid seemed to c
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